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WHY COLUMBUS, OH

Top 10 Reasons to Meet in Columbus

  1. WALKABLE — Columbus is an easy, walkable convention destination with facilities, hotels, dining, and entertainment within a few footsteps.
  2. SPACIOUS — 373,000 sq. ft. of contiguous exhibit space, 3 ballrooms and 75 meeting rooms are perfectly laid out at the Greater Columbus Convention Center
  3. ACCESSIBLE — Columbus is within 550 miles of half of the nation‘s population, just a one-day drive or a one-hour flight. And our international airport, with direct flights to 37 destinations, is just 10 minutes from downtown. 
  4. CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS — The Columbus Region is home to 15 Fortune 1000 headquarters.
  5. CONNECTIONS TO LOCAL RESOURCES — Speakers, factory tours, and more,  to make your meeting wildly successful.
  6. AFFORDABLE — As the 15th largest city in the U.S., Columbus has all of the amenities you need, at a better value.
  7. VIBRANT — Columbus’ urban neighborhoods are packed with restaurants, shops, galleries, music, sports and live entertainment.
  8. DELICIOUS — Columbus’ amazing food scene features top-ranked chefs, a rich farm-to-table movement, one-of-a-kind restaurants and creative artisan desserts, pastries, beers, wines, spirits and more.
  9. FUN — Visit our top-ranked zoo and science center and taste the best ice cream in the country, all in Columbus.
  10. CREATIVE — Columbus’ art scene is one of the Best Big Cities for Art (American Style) and the 6th best city in the country for creatives (Smart Asset). 

COLUMBUS BY THE NUMBERS

  • The Columbus Region is home to five Fortune 500 and 15 Fortune 1000 companies.

  • The Columbus Region has one of the highest populations of college students in the U.S.

  • Columbus is home some of the world’s foremost research institutions

  • The Ohio State University, whose annual research expenditures exceed $967 million.

  • The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, one of the fastest growing pediatric research centers in the United States. 

 

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